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International Conference Climate Services 3

The third International Conference on Climate Services (ICCS 3) will address current progress, challenges, and opportunities in climate services implementation, and foster discussions regarding the transition from pilot activities to sustained services. An agenda is found below. 

Participants will also be able to engage in training activities and learn more about training opportunities through the ICCS Tools Expo and engage in a number of side events.

 

Wednesday, December 4

8:30 - 9:00 AM

Registration

9:00 - 9:05 

Opening remarks | Jeffery Spooner, Meteorological Service of Jamaica  

9:05 - 9:10

National anthem

9:10 - 9:15

Welcome to the city | Glendon Harris, Mayor, Montego Bay

9:15 - 9:25

Greetings | Jeanette Vail, USAID/Jamaica

9:25 - 9:40

Keynote address | Robert Pickersgill, Ministry of Water, Land, Environment, and Climate Change, Jamaica

9:40 - 9:45

Vote of thanks | Jeffery Spooner, Meteorological Service of Jamaica

9:45 - 10:15

Coffee break

10:15 - 10:20

Welcome from the Climate Services Partnership | Stephen Zebiak, Climate Services Partnership, International Research Institute for Climate and Society

10:20 - 10:40

Climate services in the Caribbean | David Farrell, Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology

10:40 - 11:00

Climate services around the world | Filipe Lucio, Global Framework for Climate Services

11:00 - 11:30

National-level climate services for agriculture |  Alicia Martins, Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture, and Fisheries, Uruguay

11:30 - 11:50

Conference roadmap |  Steve Zebiak,  Climate Services Partnership, International Research Institute for Climate & Society

11:50 AM - 12:00 PM

Introduction to the Tools Training Expo | Catherine Vaughan,  International Research Institute for Climate & Society

12:00 - 1:00

Tools Expo, Part 1

1:00 - 2:00

Lunch

2:00 - 3:30 

Sector Studies:  Drought early warning information systems: reducing drought risks in a changing climate, Part 1

2:00 - 3:30 

Working Groups:  Climate services evaluation 

2:00 - 3:30 

Project Reports:  Linking climate services to resilience building: the PPCR experience 

2:00 - 3:30

Tools Training: Climate Predictability Tool (CPT) training, Part 1

3:30 - 4:00 

Coffee break

4:00 - 5:30

Sector Studies:  Drought early warning information systems: reducing drought risks in a changing climate, Part 2

4:00 - 5:30 

Working Groups:   Climate Services and Triggers: challenges and opportunities  in scaling processes

4:00 - 5:30 

Project Reports:  Joint Programming Initiative Climate

4:00 - 5:30

Tools Training: Climate Predictability Tool (CPT) training, Part 2

5:30 - 6:00

Tools Expo Poster Session

6:00 - 8:00

Reception

 

Thursday,  December 5 

8:40 AM 

Opening Remarks | Guy Brasseur, Climate Service Center

9:00 - 10:30 

Sector Studies:  Are Coastal Zones Well Managed and Resilient in the Face of Climate Change?  Part 1

9:00 - 10:30 

Working Groups:  European Climate Services Network 

9:00 - 10:30 

Project Reports:  Climate Services for the Agricultural Sector in Jamaica 

9:00 - 10:30

Tools Training:  R Training,  Part 1

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break 

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Sector Studies:  Are coastal zones well-managed and resilient in the face of climate change?  Part 2

11:00 - 12:30

Working Groups:  Climate services and the private sector

11:00 - 12:30

Project Reports:  Integrated climate risk management at the UNDP

11:00 - 12:30

Tools Training:  R Training,  Part 2

12:30 - 1:30

Lunch 

1:30 - 2:30

Tools Expo, Part 2

2:30 - 4:00 

Sector Studies: The role of climate in disease decision support systems 

2:30 - 4:00

Working Groups:  Scaling up climate services for farmers: current challenges and best practices from pioneering experiences in Africa and Latin America  

 2:30 - 4:00

Project Reports: Informing the DfID's research funding for early warning systems and risk assessments for weather-related hazards

2:30 - 4:00

Tools Training: Quantum Geographic Information Systems (QGIS) training

4:00 - 4:30

Coffee break

4:30 - 6:00

Sector Studies: Climate services for better health: moving from risk assessment to risk management

4:30 - 6:00

Working Groups:  Prioritizing research in support of climate services

4:30 - 6:00

Project Reports:   Participatory Development of Seasonal Forecast Action Alert for the Caribbean

4:30 - 6:00

Tools Training: Caribbean Online Risk and Adaptation Tool (CCORAL) training

6:00 - 7:30

SIDE EVENT: Investing in climate services
   

  Friday,  December 6  

9:00 - 9:15 AM

Opening remarks | Chris Hewitt, UK Met Office

9:15 - 9:30 

Reporting on Tools Expo | Ana Bucher, World Bank

9:30 - 9:45

CDEMA Conference Report |  Saudia Rahat, Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency

9:45 - 10:00

Priorities for Climate Services for the Caribbean | Michael Taylor,  University of the West Indies, Mona
10:15 - 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Reporting on conference themes: 

    Identifying priorities for research, Lawrence Buja, US National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

    Improving stakeholder engagement, Walter Baethgen, International Research Institute for Climate and Society             (IRI)

     Establishing good practice, Bruce Hewitson, Climate Systems Analysis Group, University of Cape Town                    (CSAG)

     Building capacity for climate services, Emily CoBabe, US National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) 

     Directing investment to build services, John Furlow, United States Agency for International Development                    (USAID) 

12:00 - 12:30 

Discussion and conclusions | Steve Zebiak, Climate Services Parternship,  International Research Institute for Climate & Society

12:30

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